Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada rest on the shores of Halifax Harbour. The city was given the name "The City of Lakes" because of the 22+ lakes located within its city limits.
Activities most enjoyed in the community and surrounding areas include boating, sightseeing, fishing, hiking, birding, sailing, golfing, rock climbing, ocean kayaking, SUP (stand up paddleboarding), auto racing, swimming, beachcombing and scuba diving.
A few of the more popular activity and sightseeing destinations in the region include Coal Harbour Park, Lawrencetown Beach, Rainbow Haven Beach, Lake Banook, Shubie Park, The Waterfront Walkway, Downtown Pier, Leighton Dillman Park and The Salt Marsh Trail .
Some of the attractions, history and cultural venues in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and the surrounding regions include the Shubenacadie Canal, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, 1786 William Ray House, Quaker House, 1830 Sullivan's Pond, Dartmouth Crossing, Evergreen House, Shearwater Aviation Museum, World Peace Pavilion, Royal Canadian Legion Military Museum,
Services important in and around the community include accommodations (hotel, motel, inn, cottage, vacation home, bed and breakfast), campground, spas, pubs, restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores, guides, liquor stores, cell service, and internet, and transportation services including marina, water taxi, ferry, and bus.